The TV anime “The Aquatope on White Sand”, which is set in an aquarium in Okinawa, is currently being broadcast. In recent years, there have been many works set in snowy regionscountries and winter, such as Hokkaido in “Golden Kamuy” and winter camp in “Laid-Back Camp”, but this year Okinawa in summer has become hot.
So we are at Anime!Anime!, presents you 5 works of “Anime in which Okinawa comes out”, so you can enjoy traveling while staying at home.

■ “The Aquatope on White Sand”

“The Aquatope on White Sand” is a completely new original anime by director Shinohara Toshiya, series composition Kakihara Yuko, and production P.A.WORKS, known for “Iroduku: The World in Colors”. The story is set in a small aquarium in Okinawa Prefecture. Misakino Kukuru is working as a Director Deputy at the “Gamagama Aquarium”, which is on the verge of closing. She meets a former idol, Miyazawa Fuka, who had given up her dream and lost her place in Tokyo, and the youth drama story starts.

Features of Okinawa in “The Aquatope on White Sand”!

Features of Okinawa in this work is shown in episode 1 and it is that everything aboutabout how to start new life in Okinawa, such as the moving and job-change, is depicted in one episode.
Miyazawa Fuka, a former idol who gave up her dream, also withdrew her room in Tokyo, and all she had to do was to returnshe just returned to her hometown. However, sShe was allured by a tourist poster, and before she noticed, she took a flight and went to Okinawa. TAt the beginning of a new life without waiting makes even our, the mood fwill fly to Okinawa.

■ “Non Non Biyori Vacation”

“Non Non Biyori Vacation” is the comedy movie about laid- backs lifeabout life in a countrysidee comedy based on the “Non Non Biyori” series that prevailed in the world with the shout of “Nyanpasuu!”.
In this movie, Rthe members of Renge Miyauchi and other Asahigaoka Branch School members, who won a travel ticket to Okinawa at the department store Fukubiki, are depicted to havedepict a trip to Okinawa during the summer vacation.

Features of Okinawa in “Non Non Biyori Vacation”!

One of the charms of Okinawa depicted in this work is the natural beauty of Taketomi Island in Okinawa Prefecture done by the background production company “Kusanagi” who worked on background art.
Originally, the “Non Non Biyori” series has drawn the scenery of the countryside freshly, but the scenery of Okinawa depicted in this movie is just the splendor of the movie quality. You can enjoy the ultimate country life with the Ren-chon and otherschos.

■ “Seitokai Yakuindomo * (Season 2)” Episode 3 “The Three-Day Vice President / Beautiful Lady”

“Seitokai Yakuindomo” is based on the four-frame manga by Ujiie Tozen serialized in “Weekly Shonen Magazine” (Kodansha).
It is a harem-style work set in Sakurasai Gakuen with 28 boys and 524 girls. It is a gag-manga with dirty jokes about the main character, Tsuda Takatoshi, awho becomes a member of “Sakurasai Gakuen Student Council” and his interactions with Amakusa Shino, the president, Shichijo Aria, the secretary, and the accountant, Hagimura Suzu, and other difficult members of “Sakurasai Gakuen Student Council”.

“Seitokai Yakuindomo * (Season 2)” Features of Okinawa on the school trips!

Features of Okinawa areis shown on the school trip , which shows how to enjoy a stupid school trip like a high school student.
Even at the school trip destination, Yokoshima Naruko-sensei and her colleagues have the same tension, reacting to Chinsuko sold at a souvenir shop the souvenir shop Chinsuko, and having a big fun at the lighthouse, just as the normal gags that high school students tend to do.
In addition, you can easily enjoy a trip to Okinawa with Taka and Toshi in a size that is just right for a trip such as city sightseeing and experience diving.

■ “Harukana Receive”

“Harukana Receive” is based on the same-name manga by Nyoi Jizai serialized in “Manga Time Kirara Forward”, and its main theme is beach volleyball. Hot battles between the girls on the beautiful beaches of Okinawa, centered on the relationship between the main character, Ozora Haruka, who decided to form a beach volleyball pair, and Higa Kanata, Haruka’s cousin.

Features of Okinawa in “Harukana Receive”!
Features of Okinawa depicted in this anime are beaches right in front of Kanata’s house, where she lives with Haruka, and the location is excellent. In addition, you can get a glimpse of their high school life in Okinawa, so you can feel a little homestay.
And the biggest point of this anime is the beach volleyball as the theme of the work, so almost the whole story is “swimsuit times” and “sea times”. You can fully enjoy the summer of Okinawa to with your heart.

■ “Azumanga Daioh” Episode 21 “Anticipation / I Just Couldn’t / Watery Grave / Island of Dreams / Mountain Cat”

“Azumanga Daioh” is based on the four-frame manga of the same name by nthe originator of “daily life”,” works by Azuma Kiyohiko. Set in a certain high school, it comically depicts the high school life of the characters Mihama Chiyo, a genius grade-skipping girl, and Kasuga “Osaka” Ayumu from high school entrance to graduation.

Features of Okinawa in the “Azumanga Daioh” shown on the school trip!
The appealing points of the school trip of “Azumanga Daioh” are that it is a work depicted nearly 20 years ago, so it is full of old Okinawa vibes. You can see the appearance of Okinawa that can no longer be seen, such as the main hall of Shuri Castle, which was burnt down in 2019. Also, the story develops slowly as it depicts a daily life. You can enjoy a loose Okinawa trip, watching the characters eating Goya Chanpuru for lunch during the school trip, and walking around Iriomoteshima Island.

So far, we have introduced 5 works.
In addition to this, the original short anime “Deji Meets Girl” set in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture will be broadcast from October 2021, so please look forward to it as well.
Why don’t you feel free to go on a trip to Okinawa with anime this summer?

(C) project Tingara
(C) 2018 Atto Published by KADOKAWA / Asahioka Branch School Management Association Theater
(C) Ujiie Tozen / Kodansha / Sakurasai Gakuen Student Organization Audiovisual Room
(C) Nyoi Jizai / Houbunsha / Harukana Receive Production Committee
(C) Kiyohiko Azuma / ASCII Media Works / Azumanga Daioh Production Committee
(C) Hanoue Youth Group / Deji Meets Girl Production Committee